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London walks

From strolls to adventures, your guide to the best walks in London

Given that London's public transport system can often be politely described as 'unreliable', sometimes the best way to see the city is to strap on your sturdiest boots and enjoy a hard day's strolling. Below are some of our favourite walks in central, north, east, south and west London, plus a few itineraries taking in the surrounding countryside.

Central London walks

Haunted Holborn

Take a truly original supernatural safari through the concrete jungle, where you'll encounter monsters, ghostly bears and phantom hellhounds…

The money trail

From Chancery Lane to Fleet Street via London Bridge - Time Out takes a circular tour of the city's financial heartland.

Radical London walk

This stroll from Kennington to Trafalgar Square is an excellent demonstation of one city's riotous spirit.

Medical London walk

Medical historian Richard Barnett runs his stethoscope along Bloomsbury's streets, which teem with medical history.

Charles Dickens walk

A tour of Dickensian landmarks - from both Dickens' life and books - with plenty of pubs.

North London walks

Railway-yard roam

Nature, Champagne and literature are on the itinerary in this stroll through a formerly sordid North London enclave that's now on the up.

South London walks

Tate Modern to the London Eye

A sunset stroll along the South Bank affords an array of stunning vantage points on some of the city's most iconic buildings.

Arts and pirates in Deptford

Take in DIY art galleries and old-school pie and mash shops on this trip through this burgeoning south London neighbourhood.

Victorian pub walk

Encounter nature, Victorian engineering, the birthplace of colour television, glam rock and – most importantly – pubs.

Maritime Greenwich

Take a riverside stroll through historical maritime Greenwich to the financial warrens of Canary Wharf.

East London walks

Thames river pirates

Savvy stroller Simon Rodway of Silver Cane walking tours leads Time Out on a merry two-hour ramble from Canary Wharf to Monument.

Dockside walk

Take in the capital's maritime heritage and the green spaces of Greenwich and the Isle of Dogs.

West London walks

Bayswater saunter

Wander through west London - from Edgware Road to Notting Hill Gate - on this three-hour Middle Eastern tour.

Film location walk

The Time Out Film team tracks down classic movie locations in the winding streets of west London.

Country walks

Guided walks in London

Street Art London

A four-hour tour to discover the latest and greatest street art in the Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane.

Jewish East End

Stephen Burstin leads a two-and-a-half-hour tour of the historical sites in Spitalfields and Aldgate.


Skeebler T
Skeebler T

"Fix the links"

-Skeebler Trimmellssonn

"I live in northern Londom and would like to know of places I can walk in my local area, where the bloody chuff are my links?"

-Steve Trimmellssonn

"What's my last initial?"


Skeebler T
Skeebler T

Y'all dropped the ball on this one, carpaccio?

John S
John S

I use an app on my iPhone called Ma Ville which has many London walks with maps, direction, photos and everything.

steve t
steve t

As per comment below - it's not just on this page, the same thing happens on the art gallery page as well. Makes the site pretty useless really.


Many of these links are broken. instead of the self-guided walk maps they are redirecting to a generic attraction pages. Please fix